Toyota’s super-success the AYGO city car has a sharp new look and design for 2018 – just a part of the package of improvements spicing up its fun-to-drive quality and making the popular 1.0-litre engine even more efficient.
2018 AYGO: UK model range, key features
The New AYGO’s grade re-structure particularly focuses on the high-end segment to appeal to a broader audience. Each grades design elements are easily recognisable by differentiated front bumper executions, dedicated alloy wheels and interior finishes.
From the grade x to the mid-grade x-play and high-grade x-clusiv, each AYGO version is tailored to appeal to the individual tastes and requirements of its target customers. All grades are available in a five-door format, with the x version additionally available as a three-door.
The x-play lies at the heart of the AYGO line-up. Its standardised extensive equipment includes air-conditioning, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, height adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable speed limiter, LED rear lights and the x-touch multimedia system with DAB and Bluetooth. Options include satellite navigation and Toyota Safety Sense.
Extending the specifications, the New AYGO x-plore comes with 15-inch machined alloy wheels, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, reversing camera and satellite navigation. Can additionally be specified with a power-retracting canvas Funroof and Toyota Safety Sense.
Standing out in the range the x-cite version with its Magenta Fizz bi-tone paint finish and matching interior with Manhattan seat fabric and magenta stitching, body-coloured inserts for the air vents and gear-knob, and piano black instrument panel and gear lever surround. It is fitted with 15-inch black alloys, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights and rear privacy glass. The x-touch multimedia system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, comes as standard, while Toyota Safety Sense is available as an option.
The x-clusiv builds upon the x-play specification with distinctive bi-tone paint scheme in a choice of three colours – black with a silver roof, blue with a black roof, or silver with a black roof. It has 15-inch alloy wheels with a twin-spoke design (below), seats with part-leather upholstery, automatic air conditioning, smart entry and start, Toyota Safety Sense and the x-touch multimedia system, which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2,500 examples of the AYGO x-press will be available this year. With striking exterior features such as full roof decals, coloured accents for the front and rear lips and side sills, plus 15-inch black alloys. The specification also includes front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, automatic headlights, rear privacy glass and a reversing camera. Customers can add either the connectivity package (x-touch multimedia system, supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) or navigation as an option, and can also specify Toyota Safety Sense.
2018 Aygo: multimedia
The x-touch multimedia system uses a seven-inch full-colour touchscreen integrated into the instrument panel. The package includes DAB and a rear-view monitoring system fitted as standard. The main menu has a clear, five-icon layout, offering at-a-glance identification of all functions. The optional x-nav navigation unit can be linked to the multimedia system, giving drivers easy access to fast and accurate, pan-European route guidance.
A new smartphone integration system powered by Pioneer is fitted as standard on the high grade x-cite and x-clusiv models and is available as an option for the x-press. Building upon all the features of the standard system with the addition of voice control and support for both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Phone, message, navigation and music apps are mirrored on the touchscreen, while Apple Siri and Google Voice Command provide easy and safe operability.
2018 AYGO: power-operated canvas top
AYGO x-plore and x-clusiv can be fitted with an optional Funroof, a large, power-operated canvas top with a generous 785x730mm opening.
2018 AYGO: smart entry and start system
AYGO x-clusiv’s smart entry and start system offer drivers the convenience of being able to lock and unlock the car and start the engine via a dash-mounted button, without having to take the key out of their pocket.